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article imageEarthquakes strike south of Panama

By Gar Swaffar     Jun 4, 2012 in Environment
The United States Geological Survey has reported earthquakes striking south of Panama late Sunday and very early Monday morning.
The USGS is reporting a swarm of earthquakes south of Panama tonight.
The earthquake pattern began at 11:54 Sunday evening with a Richter scale reading of 4.7 temblor, followed at 00:45 on Monday morning with a 6.2 magnitude quake and then at 03:15 a 6.4 tremor struck. All of the tremors were well south from land, 283 km south of Punta de Burica, in the ocean at depths ranging from 10.5 km, 9.7 km and the last one at 03:15 being only 5.9 km below the surface.
Fox News is reporting the last quake to be a 6.6 Richter reading, but should catch up with the USGS sooner or later. Swarms of earthquakes such as this can lead to further tremors along the Pacific Ring of Fire. No damage is reported, no tsunami is expected.
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